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Niclas Bendixen – Ditte & Louise #EFA2019

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Niclas Bendixen, director of ‘Ditte & Louise’, reflects upon his story about to middle-aged actresses that come about a plan to get jobs in film business

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PODCAST | David Martos interviews Niclas Bendixen, director of the film Ditte & Louise.

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The director of Ditte & Louse, Niclas Bendixen, talks to FRED two weeks before the 32nd European Film Awards gala. His film in nominated to Best European Comedy, and we ask him about the lack of work for mature actresses (the main topic of the movie). The filmmaker gives us his opinion on The favourite and Tel Aviv on fire, the two other contenders for the prize.

Ditte & Louise: Ditte and Louise are two middle-aged actresses who realize that the only thing the industry has to offer is roles of mothers or grandmothers. That’s why Ditte takes a radical decision: she dresses up like a man. And all of a sudden, the world is upside down! Contrary to expectations, Ditte succeeds as Ditlev. She suddenly gets lead roles. She gets tons of attention.

To discover more about the EFA – European Film Award 2019, click here.

This interview has been recorded on the occasion of the 32nd EUROPEAN FILM AWARDS ceremony on 7th December 2019 in Berlin. FRED Film Radio is media partner of the event.

  • Reporter
    David Martos
  • Guest
    Niclas Bendixen
  • Interviewee role
    director
  • Film title
    Ditte & Louise
  • Festival section
    Best Comedy
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